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February 2018

Oddfellows Unplugged

February 17 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Oddfellows HOT CLUB,
22 Kemp Street, West Kempsey,
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Oddfellows Unplugged Kempsey will restart 17 February at 7:00 p.m. This is not on our regular 4th Saturday of the month. but normal times will apply after February. Oh and we have a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OddfellowsUnplugged/

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$25; $20 members

Tim McMillan + Rachel Snow

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

Australian guitarist Tim McMillan has been performing his unique style of acoustic music for over a decade. He is a percussive fingerstyle guitarist and an outlandish yarn spinner, who currently performs over 100 concerts each year across Europe with violinist and sidekick Rachel Snow. The duo offers a distinctive mix of musical styles including Celtic rock, folk, metal and jazz. It is a rare treat to see Tim and Rachel perform on home soil, and their Wauchope Arts show promises…

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Chamber Philharmonia Cologne (Germany)

February 13 @ 8:00 pm - February 14 @ 8:00 pm
All Saints Anglican Church,
28-30 Kemp Street, Kempsey,

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience one of Germany’s finest Ensembles, Chamber Philharmonia Cologne * Germany who will be performing in the following locations : Tuesday February 13 at at 8 pm in St. John the Baptist Church, Nambucca Heads and Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 8 pm in All Saints Anglican Church in Kempsey Classics from Germany – a diverse program ranging from Antonio Vivaldi and his tremendously famous “Four Seasons” to J.S. Bach, Peter Tchaikovsky and Niccolo Paganini Bookings: Music Zoo, 71A Tozer…

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Chamber Philharmonia Cologne (Germany)

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Church,
Nambucca Heads , NSW Australia
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Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience one of Germany’s finest Ensembles, Chamber Philharmonia Cologne * Germany who will be performing in the following locations : Tuesday February 13 at at 8 pm in St. John the Baptist Church, Nambucca Heads and Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 8 pm in All Saints Anglican Church in Kempsey Classics from Germany – a diverse program ranging from Antonio Vivaldi and his tremendously famous “Four Seasons” to J.S. Bach, Peter Tchaikovsky and Niccolo Paganini Bookings: Music Zoo, 71A Tozer Street, NSW…

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Fred Smith -

February 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

Fred Smith is an Australian alternative singer/songwriter who writes about love and war zones. A former Australian diplomat, Fred has been a favourite on the Australian festival circuit for years much-loved for his gentle wit, gift for story and melody, and sublime collaborations with Liz Frencham and The Spooky Men’s Chorale. He was the subject of an outstanding ABC Australian Story feature about his work in Afghanistan and the South Pacific. Wauchope Arts are thrilled this esteemed songwriter, comedian, raconteur…

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Tickets start at $57

KAMAHL

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Glasshouse Port Macquaire,
32/40 Clarence St, Port Macquarie,

An intimate night with Australia’s entertainment royalty. Take part in the celebration of one of Australia’s most respected cultural icons, Kamahl, as he is interviewed about his illustrious career and remarkable life. Kamahl will be interviewed live on the Glasshouse stage and once more, his rich bass baritone, will sing those beautiful songs we all love and remember. Thanks to local production company, Got Ya Back Productions, this event will only take place in Port Macquarie and is strictly for…

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January 2018
Adult $25 Member $20

Festival of Small Halls – Frederickton Hall, Kempsey

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Frederickton Hall,
20 Macleay Street, Frederickton, Kempsey,

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music. It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from Home…

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Adult $25 Member $20

The Spirit of Scotland Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

The Spirit of Scotland Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt ARIA winning Scottish Fiddle and Piano Scottish fiddler Chris Duncan and pianist Catherine Strutt have been exploring and performing the traditional fiddle music of 1700-1900 Scotland since 1990 together and are synonymous with the highest quality of Scottish fiddle music in Australia. The ARIA and multi-award winning, Newcastle-based duo have performed internationally in USA, New Zealand, and Japan and nationally at festivals, concerts, private functions and countless Scottish country dances and…

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$35 (full) or $25 (concession)

Salvatore Rossano Ensemble

January 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Uniting Church Hall,
7 Myrtle Street, Dorrigo,

From southern Italy, accordionist, guitarist and composer Salvatore Rossano grew up performing the music of Puglia and Basilicata. He returns to Dorrigo with members of Santa Taranta. Their concert last year earned a standing ovation, so be sure to book this year! Enjoy a 70-minute concert by these wonderful musicians, followed by an Italian-inspired high afternoon tea by Dina Luciani of FingerPinch Catering.

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The Railsplitters – unconventional Colorado Bluegrass

January 11 @ 7:30 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

Although rooted in traditional bluegrass and old-time music. The Railsplitters push the boundaries with their lush harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and unusual songwriting. Hailing from the Rocky Mountains, the Railsplitters’ line-up features Lauren Stovall and her ‘Emmylou-esque’ vocals in the lead, Dusty Rider’s melodically intricate banjo licks, Peter Sharpe’s Brazilian and bluesy flare on mandolin, Joe D’Esposito’s New-England and Italian inspired fiddling and the ever-so-groovy Jean-Luc Davis on the double bass. To celebrate the band’s 5th anniversary a new album will…

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Rachel Baiman & One Up Two Down Concert at UL Jan 5th 7PM

January 5 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Upper Lansdowne Hall,
1412 Upper Lansdowne Rd, Upper Lansdowne,

27-year-old Nashville Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman is touring to support the release of hew new album Shame. Inspired in equal parts by John Hartford and Courtney Barnett, Baiman’s influences span a wide range, but years spent playing traditional music shine through in the album’s firmly rooted sound. “a goose-bump-instigating talent that reminded me of a young Gillian Welch or Joy Williams (Civil Wars).”-Z. N. Lupetin, The Bluegrass Situation “.Shame is an embarrassment of riches.” Folk Radio UK “Shame…

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$25; $20

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters – Appalachian string band

January 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters packs a punch with three of the most captivating performers in the most recent generation of Old-Time and American Roots music. The band features Bruce Molsky, (Grammy nominated, revered Old-Time music ambassador and Berklee College of Music Visiting Scholar) along with guitar genre bender Stash Wyslouch (of the Deadly Gentlemen) on guitar and vocals and master of the clawhammer banjo, Allison de Groot (of The Goodbye Girls). These striking musicians have come together for a new sound…

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December 20172017

The HHUG – Happy Hearts Ukulele Group

December 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Harbourside Markets,
Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty, Australia
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The HHUG program has now been running for six weeks and we have had over 20 participants from the CALD community, representing more than ten countries of origin.  The group continues to grow and each week the space is filled with music, laughter, children playing and parents enjoying ‘me time’ and learning the ukulele.  For some this is the first time they have had the opportunity to learn a musical instrument – and certainly the first time they have owned…

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Bellingen Youth Orchestra 10th Anniversary Concert with David Helfgott, Alumni & Friends

December 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bellingen High School MPC,
1125 Waterfall Way, Bellingen,

Excitement is growing as Bellingen Youth Orchestra prepares for its 10th Year Anniversary Celebrations. For the 10th Anniversary Celebratory concert with David Helfgott, BYO Artistic Director, Annie Phelan has selected a program of works including Rimsky Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, and a selection of music from past and present BYO repertoire. BYO Patrons, David and Gillian Helfgott, have volunteered their time and energy into joining in the celebrations. David has been both an inspiration and a great mentor to BYO over…

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$25; $20 Wauchope Arts/MNCRSG members

Sonia Turstein (SONiA disappear fear)

December 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

Baltimore singer/songwriter Sonia Rutstein, better known as SONiA disappear fear, will headline a fundraising concert organised by the Wauchope Arts Council and Mid North Coast Refugee Support Group. Proceeds will go to Sanctuary Australia Foundation, a refugee support organisation based in Coffs Harbour that provides valuable services to refugees seeking to resettle to Australia. As a musician, SONiA has received the GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian Music Awards) for Female Artist of the year. She has also been awarded the Coin…

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$15 $12 Cons - School Age free

Coffs Harbour Orchestra – Christmas Concert 2017

December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Education Camput,
Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450 Australia
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November 2017

Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2017

November 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wauchope Arts Hall,
Oxley Lane, Wauchope, NSW Australia

Tickets $25 – $20 online at smallhalls.iwannaticket.com.au or early at the door. The Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours produced by Woodfordia Inc which takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two large festivals (Woodford and Mullum) and sends them on the road to tiny halls all over Australia. The music-loving community of Wauchope has invited two artists; one Australian artist (Liz Stringer) and one International touring artist (Vance Gilbert from USA) to play at…

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Entry $15, Concession $12, BAC Members/Children $10, Family $30

Fare To Spring Variety Concert

November 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bowraville Theatre,
Bowraville, NSW 2454 Australia

Bowraville Theatre Players present a Live and Air Variety Concert/Fundraiser showcasing some fine talent from the Nambucca Valley Performers – Bowra Drummers, Dee Bee, Dylan Mann, Graham Howle, Ian Moule, Millie Mason, Rod Dowsett 2NVR Crew – Dallas Dent, Donna Collins, Sky Fewings Tech Crew – Jeremy Allom. Jacob James, Ion Newcombe

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Australian Landscapes

November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 am - November 26, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
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Sinfonia MNC will be presenting 3 concerts of Australian music, including The Man From Snowy River, I Still Call Australia Home, Australian Christmas carols and more. Concerts all begin at 2pm: November 19 at Nabiac Showground Hall November 25 at Laurieton School of Arts November 26 at St. John’s Anglican Church Taree

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THE DATE BROTHERS – GYPSY JAZZ DINNER & SHOW & Heather Rose

November 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dark Arts Coffee Academy,
30 Cox Lane, Coffs Harbour,

Come enjoy an evening of International standard Gypsy jazz at the Funkiest venue on the north coast, The Dark Arts Acadamy. Fabulous food and entertainment! THE DATE BROTHERS – GYPSY JAZZ DINNER & SHOW Ian Date (guitar/trumpet/vocals) + Nigel Date (guitar) From a gypsy campfire to the lowdown bluesy sounds of New Orleans to the South American street party to the sophisticated inner city salon; The Date Brothers happily invoke these sounds and styles and play in a virtuosic manner…

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Wallis Bird – Wauchope Arts Hall

November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

Winner of two Irish Music Awards, Wallis Bird’s expressive vocals and driving guitar rhythms have been taking audiences by storm in the UK, Europe, Australia and Japan. Every performance is characterised by a startling passion and presence that frequently leaves her breathless and her guitar strings shredded. Her extraordinary energy left the Wauchope Arts Hall audience spellbound during her last performance. Wallis Bird’s songs combine elements of traditional folk music, blues and funk with a rock sound. Wallis returns to…

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$25

HAT FITZ & CARA ROBINSON at the Oddfellows HOT CLUB

November 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Oddfellows HOT CLUB,
22 Kemp Street, West Kempsey,
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Hat Fitz is a “veteran” wild man of the blues scene in Australia. He has a record 18 straight appearances at Byron’s East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, a milestone that is not likely to ever be broken, and one which bears testimony to his amazing live performances and popularity with festival goers. Cara draws on her soul background (she’s toured Europe and the United States with singers such as Jamiroquai and the hugely popular Corinne Bailey-Rae), and although blessed…

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Lakeside Festival 2017

November 4, 2017
John Wright Park,
Manning ST, Tuncurry,

A festival of music and arts on the weekend of 4 – 5 November 2017.  Forster Tuncurry is the perfect festival location with a magical energy radiating from our pristine Wallis Lake. TICKETS VISIT WEBSITE Lakeside Art Prize Exhibition… a delight for art lovers Open to the public Saturday 4th Nov 9am – 3pm and Sunday 5th Nov 9am – 12noon Returning for its’ second year, the Lakeside Art Prize Exhibition will be embracing the historic Tuncurry Memorial Hall as…

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25, $20 members

Mile Twelve

November 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Wauchope Arts Hall,
Oxley Lane, Wauchope, NSW Australia

Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard-driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Based in Boston (USA), the group is fast gaining recognition in the US and abroad for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles. Band members Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences. Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says,”Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity.”…

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